Friday, November 03, 2017

Game Shakers | 'Babe Gets Crushed' Sneak Peek | Nickelodeon

To celebrate Nickelodeon USA premiering the brand new Game Shakers season two episode "Babe Gets Crushed" on Saturday 4th November 2017 at 8:30pm ET/PT, Nick USA has unveiled a super sneak peek preview from the all-new episode, which you can watch in the fantastic online streaming video clip here on!

In the brand-new Game Shakers episode "Babe Gets Crushed" (#210), after Trip (Benjamin Flores Jr.) solicits romantic advice from Babe (Cree Cicchino) for an alleged friend named Chuck, she begins to suspect that Trip has a crush on her, and tries her hardest to avoid an awkward work situation! In Nick's super sneak peek, "Dating Advice", Triple G needs advice from Babe about how to approach a girl that he likes.. does Triple G have a crush on Babe?

More Nick: Nickelodeon USA To Premiere "Henry Danger"/"Game Shakers" Crossover "Danger Games" During Thanksgiving 2017!
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Nickelodeon UK To Premiere 'Rise Of The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' In 2018 | TMNT

Original Nickelodeon UK & Ireland Press Release:

Nickelodeon Announces Voice Cast of All-New Animated Series Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Omar Miller, Ben Schwartz, Josh Brener, Brandon Mychal Smith and Kat Graham Star as the Series' Iconic Characters

Nickelodeon announces the voice cast of its all-new series, Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, a reimagining that follows the band of brothers as they encounter new allies and villains and discover a mystical world they never knew existed beneath the streets of New York City. The 2D-animated series stars the voice talent of Omar Miller (Ballers) as Raphael, Ben Schwartz (Parks and Recreation) as Leonardo, Josh Brener (Silicon Valley) as Donatello, Brandon Mychal Smith (You're The Worst) as Michelangelo and Kat Graham (The Vampire Diaries) as April O'Neil. The series is set to debut in 2018 on Nickelodeon in the UK and Ireland.

"This incredible roster of voice actors provides a fresh take on these globally recognized characters, and they are going to bring this version of the Turtles to life in a whole new way," said Chris Viscardi, Senior Vice President, Production and Development, Animation. "We have reimagined the series to be filled with humor, loads of action and a dynamic look, and it's packed with all new heroes, villains and cityscapes for the Turtles to explore."

Pictured (L-R): Nickelodeon’s Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles voice cast; Kat Graham (April O’Neil), Josh Brener (Donatello), Omar Miller (Raphael), Brandon Mychal Smith (Michelangelo) and Ben Schwartz (Leonardo).

The highly comedic voice cast shapes the team in a fresh way and breathes new life into the characters' distinct personalities, including: Raphael, as the oldest and physically biggest brother, he is now the leader and his enthusiasm and bravado puts him front and centre for most of their bizarre adventures; Leonardo, the self-professed ‘coolest' brother possesses irreverent charm and a rebel heart; Donatello, an unflappable mechanical genius and tech wizard whose ninja skills are second only to his coding; Michelangelo, the youngest brother, an artist and awesome skateboarder with a wild colorful, and imaginative personality; and the Turtles' most trusted ally, April O'Neil, a street savvy native New Yorker who is always ready to join in the fun. Additionally, Eric Bauza (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) joins the cast as Splinter, both father figure and sensei to the Turtles.

Veteran animation industry voice actor Rob Paulsen is voice directing the series. Paulsen most recently voiced Donatello in Nickelodeon's CG-animated series Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and voiced Raphael in the 1987 original series. With over 2,000 half-hours of animation voice-over to his credit, Paulsen's versatility is heard in many series.

Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles follows Raphael, Leonardo, Donatello and Michelangelo on all-new adventures as they seek to unlock the mystical secrets of New York City. From the tallest skyscraper to the dankest sewer drain, the Turtles will encounter absurd new mutants and battle bizarre creatures all while enjoying their favourite slice of pizza. Tapping into mystic, ninja powers they never knew existed, the four brothers must learn to work together and navigate the perils of the modern age and hidden realms in order to fulfill their destiny to become a team of heroes.

The new 26-episode series is co-executive produced by Andy Suriano (character designer, Samurai Jack) and Ant Ward (supervising producer, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) at Nickelodeon in Burbank, Calif.

Andy Suriano is an artist, illustrator and performer, and an Emmy and Annie Award-winning character designer and storyboard artist. His past credits include: Star Wars: Clone Wars, The Fairly OddParents, Duck Dodgers, Fosters Home for Imaginary Friends, Disney's Mickey Mouse shorts, Samurai Jack, and The Powerpuff Girls, among others.

Ant Ward is an animator, writer and producer best known for his work as supervising producer on Penguins of Madagascar and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. The Emmy Award-winner was integral to developing Nickelodeon's CG-animation pipeline.

Follow @TMNT for more Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reveals and Turtle Power updates.

Considered one of the most popular kids' television programs of the 1980s, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is a classic, global property created in 1984 by Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird. It first debuted as a successful comic book series and then became a hit animated TV show, a live-action television series and later spawned numerous blockbuster theatrical releases. The property is a global consumer products powerhouse, winning in every category that has hit shelves to date—with toys, apparel, video games, DVDs and more—and generating billions of dollars at retail. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles has been the number-one action figure for the past three years and the franchise is a previous recipient of the Toy Industry Association's top honour for Property of the Year at the TOTY Awards.

Voice Talent Quotes

Kat Graham (April O'Neil)
"I've watched TMNT since I was a little girl. I'm so proud to be playing the first African-American April O'Neil. What an incredible honour for me and milestone for this iconic cartoon. I'm excited for all the adventures the Turtles and I will have!"

Omar Miller (Raphael)
"I used to sing the TMNT theme song daily on the bus on my way to elementary school and Raphael was my favourite Turtle. To get to voice this fictional character who had such a giant positive impact on my childhood is an honour. And to boot, I'm being directed by the man who voiced Raphael in my childhood."

Ben Schwartz (Leonardo)
"I have loved TMNT ever since I was a kid. I still have the action figures and the enormous desire to eat an entire pizza in one sitting."

Josh Brener (Donatello)
"I've loved Donatello since I was old enough to love things. Even though his color was purple and he just had a stick, he was always my favourite Turtle...possibly because time is a flat circle and I somehow knew I'd one day be lucky enough to voice him. I didn't know I'd be so lucky as to do it alongside the coolest, funniest, all-around greatest non-turtle human people! Turtle Power!"

Brandon Mychal Smith (Michelangelo)
"Being granted the honour of voicing my childhood superhero and growing up watching the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles series made this opportunity that much more of a true dream come true. There is cool and then there's this-becoming Michelangelo, which for me is absolutely out of this world, spectacularly, magnificently, groovy, cool with a splash of oooooo yeahhh!"

Eric Bauza (Splinter)
"For the past few years I've had the honour of voicing Tiger Claw, an original character to the TMNT universe. Now, the honour continues as I get to voice Splinter, in the brand-new series Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. I couldn't be more thankful and proud to be a part of one of the most iconic shows in animation history!"

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The home of SpongeBob SquarePants, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, PAW Patrol and Nella the Princess Knight, Nickelodeon UK & Ireland Network is available in over 13 million cable and satellite homes and now reaches more than 10 million viewers a month. Launched in 1993, the top-performing Nickelodeon network comprises seven dedicated entertainment channels for kids aged 4-15 and their families: Nickelodeon, Nickelodeon HD, Nickelodeon +1, Nicktoons, Nick Jr., Nick Jr. +1 and Nick Jr. Too. The entertainment company has built a diverse multi-platform business by putting kids first in everything it does – Kids Rule! Content is at the core of the business with critically-acclaimed and hugely-popular television programming from the UK and around the world. In addition to the quality television programmes, Nickelodeon also produces bespoke content available online and on Nick Play, as well as consumer product and recreation opportunities such as the UK’s first-ever Nick theme park, Nickelodeon Land.


More Nick: Nickelodeon Reimagines The Iconic "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" In All-New 2D Animated Series, "Rise Of The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles"!
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Are You Ready Kids? SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS Musical Begins Broadway Previews Monday; New Block Of Tickets Available

Official Nickelodeon USA Press Release via Talkin' Broadway and Broadway World:




SpongeBob SquarePants


Ethan Slater

Lilli Cooper, Brian Ray Norris

Danny Skinner, Wesley Taylor


Gavin Lee

Book by Kyle Jarrow

Music Supervision, Orchestrations and Arrangements by Tom Kitt

Choreography by Christopher Gattelli

Musical Production Conceived and Directed by Tina Landau

Opening Night on Monday, December 4, 2017

At The Palace Theatre

SpongeBob SquarePants on Broadway begins preview performances on Monday, November 6th with an official opening on Monday, December 4th at The Palace Theatre (1564 Broadway - Broadway at 47th Street). A new block of tickets are now on-sale through Sunday, September 2, 2018. For tickets visit, or call 877-250-2929.

The SpongeBob SquarePants Original Cast Recording from Masterworks Broadway is out today on 2-LP yellow vinyl.

The cast of the SpongeBob SquarePants musical; Danny Skinner as Patrick Star, Ethan Slater as SpongeBob SquarePants, and Lilli Cooper as Sandy Cheeks; Photo: Joan Marcus

The SpongeBob SquarePants Digital Lottery will open daily at 7:00AM EST, beginning Monday, November 6, 2017, for entrants to win a limited number of $30 same day tickets to that day's performance(s) by going to See below for rules and regulations. The SpongeBob SquarePants digital lottery is powered by Broadway Direct.

Rules and regulations for the digital lottery are as follows:

  • The Digital Lottery will open at 7:00AM EST and will remain open until 9:00AM EST for 1:00PM EST performances, 10:00AM EST for 2:00PM EST and 3:00PM EST performances, 1:30PM EST for 6:30PM EST performances, 2:00PM EST for 7:00PM EST performances and 3:00PM EST for 8:00PM EST performances.
  • Winners will be notified by e-mail minutes after drawing and will have 60 minutes to pay for their tickets with a credit card online. They must present their photo ID at the Palace Theatre box office 30 minutes prior to the start of the corresponding performance to pick up their tickets.
  • Seat locations and number of tickets awarded by the lottery are subject to availability.

In addition to the Digital Lottery, SpongeBob SquarePants will offer a General Rush for same-day tickets when the box office opens (tickets for both shows available at 10AM on 2 show days). Limit 2 per person and subject to availability. All methods of payment accepted.

The SpongeBob SquarePants cast will include Ethan Slater as SpongeBob SquarePants, Gavin Lee as Squidward Q. Tentacles, Lilli Cooper as Sandy Cheeks, Brian Ray Norris as Eugene Krabs, Wesley Taylor as Sheldon Plankton and Danny Skinner as Patrick Star.

The ensemble will include Alex Gibson, Gaelen Gilliland, Juliane Godfrey, Kyle Matthew Hamilton, Curtis Holbrook, Stephanie Hsu, Jesse JP Johnson, L’ogan J’ones, Jai’len Christine Li Josey, Kelvin Moon Loh, Lauralyn McClelland, Vasthy Mompoint, Oneika Phillips, Jon Rua, JC Schuster, Abby C. Smith, Robert Taylor Jr., Allan Washington, Brynn Williams, Matt Wood and Tom Kenny as the French Narrator.

A legendary roster of Grammy Award winners. A visionary director and Tony Award®-winning design team. One of the world’s most beloved and unforgettable characters. Turn them all loose on Broadway and what do you get? SpongeBob SquarePants!

Acclaimed Steppenwolf director Tina Landau and the groundbreaking designers behind Fun Home, Hedwig, and Spring Awakening have brilliantly reimagined Bikini Bottom for the Broadway stage, bringing the spirit of SpongeBob to life with humanity, heart, and pure theatricality. With an original score from some of the biggest names in pop and rock, SpongeBob SquarePants explodes with energy.

Stakes are higher than ever before as SpongeBob and all of Bikini Bottom face the total annihilation of their undersea world. Chaos erupts. Lives hang in the balance. And just when all hope seems lost, a most unexpected hero rises up and takes center stage.

Get ready to dive to all-new depths of theatrical innovation at SpongeBob SquarePants, where the power of optimism really can save the world!

SpongeBob SquarePants is a musical production with a book by Kyle Jarrow, music supervision, orchestrations and arrangements by Tom Kitt, choreography by Christopher Gattelli, and conceived and directed by Tina Landau,

SpongeBob SquarePants is a one-of-a-kind musical event with original songs by Yolanda Adams, Steven Tyler and Joe Perry of Aerosmith, Sara Bareilles, Jonathan Coulton, Alexander Ebert of Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, The Flaming Lips, Lady Antebellum, Cyndi Lauper, John Legend, Panic! At the Disco, Plain White T’s, They Might Be Giants and T.I., and a song by David Bowie and by Tom Kenny and Andy Paley. Additional lyrics by Jonathan Coulton. Additional music by Tom Kitt.

The design team includes scenic and costume design by David Zinn, lighting design by Kevin Adams, projection design by Peter Nigrini, sound design by Walter Trarbach, hair and wig design by Charles G. LaPointe and casting by Telsey + Company/Patrick Goodwin, CSA.

The SpongeBob SquarePants Original Cast Recording is available now from Masterworks Broadway wherever music is sold and streamed.

SpongeBob SquarePants will be produced by Nickelodeon with The Araca Group, Sony Music Masterworks and Kelp on the Road.

Citi is the official U.S. credit card of SpongeBob SquarePants on Broadway.

Since its launch in July 1999, SpongeBob SquarePants has reigned as a pop culture phenomenon. The series has been the most-watched animated program with kids 2-11 for more than 15 consecutive years, and over the past several years, it has averaged more than 100,000,000 total viewers every quarter across all Nickelodeon networks. SpongeBob SquarePants is the most widely distributed property in Viacom history, seen in more than 208 countries and territories and translated in 55+ languages. Paramount Pictures’ second feature film based on the property, The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water, in 2015 at #1 opening weekend. A third feature has been announced for 2019, timed to the series’ landmark 20th anniversary. The character-driven cartoon chronicles the nautical and sometimes nonsensical adventures of SpongeBob, an incurably optimist and earnest sea sponge, and his undersea friends.

For more information on SpongeBob SquarePants, visit


Tickets are currently available to the general public online via, by calling 877-250-2929 or at The Palace Theatre box office (1564 Broadway - Broadway at 47th Street). Ticket prices range from $49 to $159.

Group discounts are available for groups of 12 or more through Group Sales Box Office at by calling 1-800-BROADWAY x2 or online at


Week of November 6: Monday at 8PM, Tuesday at 8PM, Wednesday at 8PM, Thursday at 8PM, Friday at 8PM, Saturday at 2PM and 8PM.

Week of November 13: Wednesday at 8PM, Thursday at 8PM, Friday at 8PM, Saturday at 2PM and 8PM, Sunday at 1PM and 6:30PM.

Week of November 20: Monday at 8PM, Tuesday at 8PM, Wednesday at 8PM, Friday at 2PM and 8PM, Saturday at 2PM and 8PM, Sunday at 3PM

Week of November 27: Tuesday at 7PM, Wednesday at 2PM and 8PM, Thursday at 7PM, Friday at 8PM, Saturday at 2PM and 8PM, Sunday at 3PM.

Week of December 4: Monday at 6:30PM (Opening Night), Wednesday at 2PM and 8PM, Thursday at 7PM, Friday at 8PM, Saturday at 2PM and 8PM, Sunday at 3PM.

Week of December 11: Tuesday at 7PM, Wednesday at 2PM, Thursday at 7PM, Friday at 8PM, Saturday at 2PM and 8PM, Sunday at 1PM and 6:30PM.

Week of December 18: Tuesday at 7PM, Wednesday at 2PM and 8PM, Thursday at 7PM, Friday at 8PM, Saturday at 2PM and 8PM, Sunday at 3PM.

Week of December 25: Tuesday at 7PM, Wednesday at 2PM and 8PM, Thursday at 7PM, Friday at 2PM or 8PM, Saturday at 2PM and 8PM.

Week of January 1: Tuesday at 7PM, Wednesday at 2PM, Thursday at 7PM, Friday at 8PM, Saturday at 2PM and 8PM, Sunday at 1PM and 6:30PM.

Beginning week of January 8: Tuesday at 7PM, Wednesday at 2PM, Thursday at 7PM, Friday at 8PM, Saturday at 2PM and 8PM, Sunday at 1PM and 6:30PM.

Week of January 29: Tuesday at 7PM, Wednesday at 2PM and 8PM, Thursday at 7PM, Friday at 8PM, Saturday at 2PM and 8PM, Sunday at 2PM

Week of June 4: Tuesday at 7PM, Wednesday at 2PM and 8PM, Thursday at 7PM, Friday at 8PM, Saturday at 2PM and 8PM, Sunday at 2PM

Weeks of June 11-25: Tuesday at 7PM, Wednesday at 2PM and 8PM, Thursday at 7PM, Friday at 8PM, Saturday at 2PM and 8PM, Sunday at 3PM

Week of July 2: Monday at 7PM, Tuesday at 7 PM, Thursday at 7 PM, Friday at 8 PM, Saturday at 2PM and 8PM, Sunday at 1PM & 6:30PM

Beginning Week of July 9: Tuesday at 7pm, Wednesday at 2pm and 8pm, Thursday at 7pm, Friday at 8pm, Saturday at 2pm and 8pm, Sunday at 3pm


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Second Annual Play Fair Returns to New York City This Weekend – November 4-5, 2017 | Nickelodeon

Original Play Fair Press Release via Business Wire:

Second Annual Play Fair Returns to New York City This Weekend – November 4-5, 2017

Public Celebration of Play and Entertainment for All Ages Triples in Size, Featuring More than 75 Exhibitors, Including Presenting Sponsors Spin Master and Toys“R”Us, and Dozens of Fun Activities for Families and Fans

November 02, 2017 01:10 PM Eastern Daylight Time

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Play Fair is back and bigger than ever! Hosted by The Toy Association in partnership with LeftField Media, the second annual public celebration of play and entertainment for all ages returns to the Javits Center on Saturday, November 4th and Sunday, November 5th. The immersive, experience-rich event nearly triples in size compared to last year, providing more than 30,000 families and fans with an action-packed weekend of play in an expanded 230,000 square feet of space.

Play Fair’s immersive, experience-rich event welcomes leading children’s entertainment company Spin Master and the world’s leading dedicated toy and baby products retailer, Toys“R”Us, as presenting sponsors. In addition, the event features the Toys“R”Us Main Stage, hosted by Greg T from the Elvis Duran Morning Show; a brand-new activity stage, showcasing STEAM programming and interactive panel sessions; greater hands-on exhibits and demonstrations; awe-inspiring displays; talent appearances and meet & greets; two dedicated screening rooms; engaging programming; and more than 75 new and beloved toy and entertainment brands. At Play Fair, attendees can feel, touch, and take home their favorite toys and games — and be the first to glimpse the toys of tomorrow.

Highlights include:

  • Larger-than-life play experiences, stage activities, and consumer challenges, including a Minecraft VR station, NERF Arena, augmented reality Ben 10 experience, Builders demos with Magformers, ALEX® SPA experience, giant LEGO Brick Piles and Race Ramps, live product unboxings, Jedi Training with the Empire Saber Guild, a Shopkins Fashion Show, and so much more!
  • Celebrity guests, including Mindy Thomas, co-host of NPR’s “Wow in the World,” the Radio City Rockettes, COOL SCHOOLS’s hugely popular YouTube sensation, Crafty Carol, Jennifer Oxley and Billy Aronson, creators of the “totally awesome” Emmy Award-winning series PEG + CAT on PBS KIDS, Buddy the Elf from ELF the Musical, WWE® Superstar Big Show® and WWE® Superstar Daniel Bryan, YouTube stars The Engineering Family, and more!
  • More than 75 exhibitors including Cartoon Network, Hasbro, K’NEX, LEGO, Nickelodeon, Midtown Comics, ALEX Brands, Moose Toys, Maddie Rae’s Slime Glue, LeapFrog, The New York Doll Company, Snazaroo, Candlewick Press, VTech, Kvellix, Inc. (NUTSO) and WowWee.
  • GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS ™ attempt by 12-year-old slime glue entrepreneur Madison Greenspan of Maddie Rae’s Slime Glue. Join Madison as she and her team attempt to make over six tons of slime!
  • Exciting photo opportunities with talent and costume characters from PAW Patrol®, Rusty Rivets, PJ Masks, Shimmer & Shine, Toys“R”Us’ Geoffrey, Ben 10, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Peppa Pig, SpongeBob SquarePants, LeapFrog’s Scout & Violet, Shopkins, and more!

This year’s event also introduces a third day of festivities for members of the press and toy industry professionals on Friday, November 3rd. The Media & Industry Preview Night provides industry members with advance access to exhibitors, entertainment, and play experiences to see firsthand which toys, games, and entertainment will be the biggest hits just in time for Black Friday.

“Inspired by last year’s success, we are thrilled to expand Play Fair in NYC and invite industry influencers and the press to be the first to enjoy the fun with an exciting, hands-on Industry Preview Night,” says Kelly Comboni, president of LeftField Media. “From over-the-top play experiences and activities to feature stages, meet-and-greets, and more, this year’s Play Fair promises lasting memories for every kid and kid at heart.”

During the Media & Industry Preview Night, The Toy Association will also unveil the finalists for the 2018 Toy of the Year (TOTY) Awards. Known as the “Oscars” of the toy industry, the TOTY awards program supports children in need by serving as a critical fundraising event for the Toy Foundation, while recognizing the top toys of this holiday season.

“Play Fair highlights play and entertainment during peak toy season, and is the perfect backdrop to unveil and celebrate the 2018 TOTY finalists,” says Ken Seiter, executive vice president of marketing communications at The Toy Association. “The TOTYs recognize the year’s hottest toys and games – all of which build important, lifelong skills through play. The nominated toys also highlight great gift ideas for kids of all ages for the upcoming holiday season.”

The inaugural Play Fair was held in February 2016 with a sold-out crowd of more than 20,000 parents, children, and toy enthusiasts. Building on last year’s success, the upcoming Play Fair will also feature more character appearances, and the Toys”R”Us main stage will double its seating to accommodate twice the number of excited fans. More information about Play Fair’s special features can be found at For general information about the event, visit and follow Play Fair on Twitter and Facebook.

About LeftField Media, LLC

LeftField Media, LLC is an events company focused on developing face-to-face events in a range of communities rooted in contemporary culture and shared passion. LeftField was formed in 2014 by Greg Topalian (CEO, LeftField Media) and is now owned by Topalian and Clarion Events Ltd. With a keen sense of the ever-evolving needs of businesses and their consumers as well as new opportunities created by change, LeftField takes a clean slate approach to business. LeftField’s portfolio includes Play Fair (, a family-focused celebration of toys and play built with the Toy Industry Association; Awesome Con (, Washington DC’s Comic Con; Crunchyroll Expo ( the best of what Japanese animation and pop culture has to offer; (Anime NYC (, a Japanese pop culture festival presented by Crunchyroll; AXPONA (, a hi-fi audio convention in partnership with JD Events; Rose City Comic Con (, one of the largest fan conventions in the Northwest, spanning the worlds of comics, toys, games, cosplay, movies, and television; and The Classic Auto Show (, a classic and vintage auto show launched in Los Angeles. LeftField Media is headquartered in Trumbull, CT (

About The Toy Association / /

Founded in 1916, The Toy Association™, Inc. is the not-for-profit trade association representing all businesses involved in creating and delivering toys and youth entertainment products for kids of all ages. The Toy Association leads the health and growth of the U.S. toy industry, which has an annual U.S. economic impact of $107.5 billion, and its 950+ members drive the annual $26.5 billion U.S. domestic toy market. The Toy Association serves as the industry’s voice on the developmental benefits of play, and promotes play’s positive impact on childhood development to consumers and media. The organization has a long history of leadership in toy safety, having helped develop the first comprehensive toy safety standard more than 40 years ago, and remains committed to working with medical experts, government, consumers, and industry on ongoing programs to ensure safe and fun play.

As a global leader, The Toy Association produces the world-renowned North American International Toy Fair and Fall Toy Preview; advocates on behalf of members around the world; sustains the Canadian Toy Association; acts as secretariat for the International Council of Toy Industries and International Toy Industry CEO Roundtable; and chairs the committee that reviews and revises America’s widely emulated ASTM F963 toy safety standard.


Nickelodeon's Play Fair 2017 Highlights:

Episode 48: Chris Garbutt & Rikke Asbjoern | Nickelodeon Animation Podcast

Pinky Malinky creators Chris Garbutt and Rikke Asbjoern are the proud parents of the first social media savvy cartoon character on Nickelodeon – who also happens to be a hotdog! Pinky Malinky is an infectiously-positive wiener who lives in the human world, goes to school, sings, dances, inflates like a balloon, and makes hilarious social content with his best buds Babs and JJ. The ingenious creators join Hector and share the inspirations for the series design, music, diversity, humor and why we should always remember that “wiener” is just one letter away from WINNER!

Visit to find out more Pinky Malinky, coming soon to Nickelodeon!

Follow Rikke on Twitter and Instagram and Chris on Twitter and Instagram and be that much more of a wiener winner!

Plus, make sure to follow Pinky and his pals on social media:

Pinky Malinky - Instagram | Twitter | Vimeo
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JJ Jameson - Instagram | Twitter

And don't forget to follow the Pinky Malinky production team on Tumblr and Instagram, and make sure to keep up with the Nick Animation Podcast's intrepid host Hector on his own Twitter and Instagram pages!

Stay tooned for the next episode of the Nickelodeon Animation Podcast where Nickelodeon cranks up the Nicktunes of your favorite Nicktoons, and goes behind-the-music on Nickelodeon theme songs!

Nickelodeon USA To Premiere New Winter-Themed 'The Loud House' Episode 'Snow Way Out; Snow Way Down' On 12/1

Nickelodeon USA will be treating fans of The Loud House to a early holiday gift this festive season with the brand-new winter-themed The Loud House episode "Snow Way Out"; "Snow Way Down", premiering Friday 1st December 2017!

In "Snow Way Out", Lana convinces the children to go to the Burpin' Burger to meet her racecar driving hero despite the heavy snowfall!; Then, in "Snow Way Down", when Lincoln goes on vacation with Clyde, he realizes how overprotective Clyde's parents are!

More Nickmas: Nickelodeon USA To Premiere New 'Bunsen Is A Beast' Christmas Special 'Bunsen Saves Christmas' On Friday 8th December 2017!

Source: Zap2it TV Listings; H/T: ToonZone Forums /@JTZ.
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The Weird-Headed Boy and The Mean Old Witch | Hey Arnold! | The Jungle Movie Countdown | NickSplat

Check out the latest story from Arnold's favorite author, Agatha Caulfield!

Clip from Hey Arnold! episode "Crabby Author".

More Nick: Arnold And Crew Are Back In Nickelodeon's "Hey Arnold!: The Jungle Movie", Premiering Friday, Nov. 24, At 7pm (ET/PT) On Nick USA!

Arnold suddenly remembers that his staircase has skull wallpaper. Happy Halloween!!

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Group costume for the win! Thanks @saralou222 #thejunglemovie

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How to Tell if Someone Has a Crush on You | Game Shakers | Nickelodeon

Does someone have a crush on you?! Maddie Shipman (Kenzie) and Thomas Kuc (Hudson) have the ultimate crush quiz to help you find out! So what do you think? Does that someone have a crush on you?!?

Watch more Game Shakers on Nickelodeon!

More Nick: Nickelodeon USA To Premiere "Henry Danger"/"Game Shakers" Crossover "Danger Games" During Thanksgiving 2017!
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MYSTICONS MOMENTS | Arkayna Week! | #UnleashTheDragon | Sundays @8:30AM on Nickelodeon USA!

Watch Mysticons on Nickelodeon and YTV!

Follow the adventure online!:, | YouTube channel | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram!

More Nick: MYSTICONS PIPER PARKOUR - Gameplay Trailer!
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The Green Ranger Saga! | Power Rangers

Tommy Oliver's (Jason David Frank) arrival in Angel Grove changed the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers forever – watch the highlights from the exciting and dramatic events which followed the Saga of the Green Ranger!

Watch brand-new episodes of the latest season of Power Rangers, Power Rangers Ninja Steel, Saturdays at 12pm ET/PT on Nickelodeon USA. Catch up now on!

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School of Rock | Sad Eyes | Nickelodeon UK

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Two World-Record Roller Coasters Coming To Nickelodeon Universe At American Dream

Original American Dream Press Release via PR Newswire:

Two World-Record Roller Coasters Coming To Nickelodeon Universe At American Dream

Nickelodeon Universe Will Offer a One-of-a-Kind Coasters

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J., Nov. 2, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The indoor Nickelodeon Universe theme park at American Dream will feature two record-breaking roller coasters by Gerstlauer. They consist of an intertwined Launched Euro-Fighter with a beyond-vertical drop and a Spinning Coaster whose cars rotate on a vertical axis as they move along the track.

"Featuring the best in family and adult entertainment, Nickelodeon Universe at American Dream has been designed to appeal to customers of all ages. By working with the best partners in the business, our park experience will be highly themed and offer one of a kind rides by Gerstlauer," Don Ghermezian, President Triple Five.

The Euro-Fighter boasts the world record for the steepest roller coaster drop, while the Spinning Coaster will hold the titles of the world's tallest and longest free spinning roller coaster.

"These two coasters, appealing to thrill seekers, will break three world-records combined! Gerstlauer has far exceeded our expectations with these new to market coasters and we're excited to have them on this journey with us," commented Gary Hanson, a management consultant at Triple Five.

"We have worked on many projects, but this will be unlike anything we have ever designed. Visitors to Nickelodeon Universe at American Dream are in for a great ride," said Siegfried Gerstlauer, Managing Director of Gerstlauer Amusement Rides.

About American Dream

American Dream, a world-class retail and entertainment destination, is being developed by Triple Five Group of Companies, owners of the two largest shopping and entertainment centers in North America – Mall of America and West Edmonton Mall.

American Dream is located in Bergen County, New Jersey at the Meadowlands Complex at the intersection of three major highways – I-95, Route 3, Route 120 - that service over 100 Million vehicles annually. American Dream is in the heart of the New York Metropolitan area with over 21 million residents and 62 million domestic and international tourists annually. The project is serviced by three of the largest airports in the US – Newark, LaGuardia and JFK International with 110 million travelers annually and is connected by passenger rail service to Penn Station New York.

American Dream, opening in 2019, is approximately 3 million square feet. American Dream will redefine the customer experience in shopping and leisure with a unique combination of retail, dining, entertainment and attractions - all in one location. Anchor tenants Saks Fifth Avenue and Lord & Taylor -- along with over 450 retail, food and specialty shops -- are complimented by North America's largest fully-enclosed indoor DreamWorks Water Park and Nickelodeon Universe Theme Park; a 16-story Big Snow Indoor Ski & Snow Park; a live Performing Arts Theater; 285-foot tall Observation Wheel; luxury movie theatres by Cinemex; Sea Life Aquarium, Lego Discovery Center; NHL-size Ice Rink; and two 18-hole miniature golf attractions. The center also features The Collections – a luxury and fashion area in the property and The Dining Terrace – a collection of fifteen full-service restaurants showcased in one location in the center.

About Gerstlauer Amusement Rides

Gerstlauer Amusement Rides (GmbH) is a renowned German manufacturer of amusement rides located in Munsterhausen, Germany. The company's decades of experience creating amusement rides makes Gerstlauer the manufacturer of choice for amusement parks throughout the world. Please go to to view video on our latest Euro-Fighter.

SOURCE American Dream


Renderings of Nickelodeon's two roller coasters: